2010 F1 season preview: Mercedes

They’re the reigning constructors’ championships and they’ve hired the most successful F1 driver ever. Surely all Mercedes have to do on their return to F1 is show up and collect the titles? It might not be quite as straightforward as that, but the title holders have a very strong hand heading into 2010.

US F1 closes down

US F1 has closed its factory less than two weeks before it was supposed to begin competing in Formula 1. According to Autosport the remaining staff have been laid off. I have been trying to contact the team for several days without success. There has not yet been an official announcement from the team. It […]

Can Schumacher pass 100 wins in 2010?

Michael Schumacher’s career statistics must make daunting reading for his rivals. He’s already racked up more than 100 fastest laps and over 150 podium finishes. And if his Mercedes is up to the task, this year he could surpass 100 F1 career wins, something which has never been done before.

GP Prep opens for business

GP Prep, the young drivers testing initiative set up by Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony, has been officially approved by Formula One Management. The scheme has launched a website inviting applications from drivers. The scheme will allow young drivers to test modern Formula 1 cars outside of the restrictions imposed on teams’ testing. Teams cannot test […]

Kovalainen unhappy with “Minardi” quotes

Heikki Kovalainen has denied saying his Lotus T127 is worse than the Minardi he tested in 2003. Kovalainen’s quotes in the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat were reported on several websites yesterday. The Finnish driver criticised the coverage using his Twitter account saying: Seen some news from Finnish media about Lotus/Minardi, comments taken out of context, […]

Ferrari’s KERS hybrid road car (Pictures)

Ferrari has revealed a concept road car using F1 KERS technology at the Geneva Motor Show. The HY-KERS is based on a 599 GTB Fiorano but features a Kinetic Energy Recovery System similar to that used by the F1 team the F60 last year. Ferrari says the knowledge gleaned from running the technology in Formula […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 2/3/2010

After an extended detour back to London I began the F1 Fanatic 2010 Season Preview on the site yesterday. We’ll have much more of that between now and Bahrain. I’ll be getting in touch with everyone who offered to help out on the live blogs soon so if you want to get involved this year […]

2010 F1 season preview: McLaren

They may have the current world champion, Jenson Button, and the last one, Lewis Hamilton – but can a McLaren driver capture the title in 2010? The early signs are the MP4-25 will swiftly banish the bad memories of its predecessor.

Time for the annual Australian GP rumour

Every year when the Australian Grand Prix rolls around it seems we get a new rumour about the race moving to a different location. This year a new venue at Avalon is being tipped by the Sunday Herald Sun: The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has been granted funding to conduct a feasibility study to […]

Button happy with McLaren’s race pace

World champion Jenson Button believes team mate Lewis Hamilton’s long run in the McLaren yesterday shows the team are in good shape ahead of the first race of the season: In Jerez Lewis and myself found it reasonably difficult, because it was so cold it was difficult to get the tyres working. In Barceona on […]

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